When Helen Ann Williams, 44 of Charleston South Carolina, sent her common law husband out for beer on Christmas Eve she really wanted a beer. As fate would have it, her husband returned home with no beer and began to explain to her that the store had been closed as he made himself a sandwich.
His cavalier attitude toward the whole thing was apparently more than Helen Ann could stand in her current beerless state and so she seized the nearest weapon she could find, a ceramic squirrel, and proceeded to use it to stab her husband in the shoulder and the chest after hitting him over the head with it.
The husband fled the house and ran to a neighbor’s home where he called 911.
When the police arrived Mrs. Williams first told them that the reason her husband’s face was covered in blood was because he had fallen down and cut himself. When questioned further by the police who wondered why she had so much blood on her hands and clothing, she finally admitted that he had not fallen and proceeded to tell the officers the story of her now beerless Christmas due to the incompetence of her husband.
The husband was treated at a local hospital for non life threatening injuries and released.
Mrs. Williams is a guest at the Charleston County jail under a bond of $10,000 and is scheduled for a hearing in Charleston County Circuit Court next April on charges of felony domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.
Next time Helen Ann asks her husband to bring home the beer he may be inclined to search further afield for a store that is open or failing that, perhaps Helen could be a bit more understanding and a bit less upset by the inconvenience of having to go all night without another PBR.
The police and emergency room staff would no doubt be very appreciative of a more reasoned response to running out of beer.
h/t: WBTW 13